Three Peppers

A wintery windy day today. Looks like the weather is catching up, I sure do hope we get some snow, though I was really enjoying the warm January we had! So here is an indoor still life study for today. I haven't painted under halogens in a…

Natalie (part 3), Day 27, 30 in 30

Today was the last day to paint Natalie... So much excitement, anticipation and doubts. Would I be able to finish the painting today? I had so much to cover (oops, no pun intended!), I mean the canvas. I had no idea what I was going to do with…

Lemon Water

We are having unusually warm weather here and warm weather calls for a cooling refreshing drink. Lemon water also reminds me of a good spring cleanse. But, who am I kidding, I know winter or spring storms are somewhere over the horizon. But…

Saturday morning Life Drawing- Danielle

      Today's life drawing sessions. Every time I go there I can't believe it is so much fun... I just love drawing the figure! 2 minutes 5 minutes 10 minutes 20 minutes

Winter Plains

Another view of the Bill Williams Mountain, with the blue distant mountain standing out against the golden grasses of winter. I actually stood by the side of a 50 mph road where cars zoomed by me every minute or so sending a rumble and almost…

Farm Fresh

These eggs are from our chickens. Lovely, vibrant red and blues and white shell colors and bright orange yolks. I guess it took a lot to get to this painting including raising the little baby chicks to watching them grow. Providing them with…

Vinja, Day 22 of 30 in 30

The chill of the winter is coming back in and I just didn't have it in me to go out in the cold and paint. So I stayed inside and drew. Here is a portrait of my 8 year old niece, Vinja. Vinja 9" x 12" col-erase pencil on strathmore…

Heading North

Here is my painting for the Day 21 of the 30 in 30 challenge. Another one that I actually painted over an old painting. I feels like I am just starting to understand the power of oil paints. I come from a  watercolor background so I am always…

Natalie (part 2), Day 20, 30 in 30

Monday morning figure painting today again! Too much fun to describe in words, but let me tell you, it is way too much "fun"! :D Anyway, started working on the fun part, the lights, today. See the color difference and paint them as such. "If…

Blue Hills and San Francisco Peaks

Blue Hills 8"x 10" oil on panel I did two paintings yesterday, back-to-back, literally.  Painted one, turned around and painted the second one facing the other way. I actually reused some of my pre-used panels that I didn't very…